AaDya Security: Automated Cybersecurity Built For SMBs

Raffaele Mautone, CEO There is no one-size-fits-all approach to cybersecurity. However, for decades, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have not had the same access to cybersecurity solutions as their enterprise counterparts. The tools designed for enterprises are often too heavy and complicated for SMBs. These companies also lack the internal resources and a team of experts to maintain complicated cybersecurity platforms consistently. If the capabilities of an enterprise-grade cybersecurity tool were to be rolled into one simple solution, it could do wonders for SMBs.

This is where AaDya Security makes a world of difference for SMBs. AaDya Security combines the expertise of a complete cybersecurity team with the latest AI and machine learning technology through its all-in-one AI-powered security platform Judy. With AI and machine learning capabilities, the platform continuously learns and defends SMBs against ever-evolving cyber threats.

"Judy does everything that the enterprise point products in cybersecurity do, but through the lens of small and medium sized businesses," says Raffaele Mautone, CEO of AaDya Security.

Designed purely for SMBs, Judy acts as a virtual cybersecurity assistant with capabilities exceeding an InfoSec analyst. It blocks and tackles cyber threats while educating users about the vulnerability of passwords and alerting them of malicious links. This allows employees to focus on more important tasks rather than constantly keeping track of various cybersecurity precautions.

Judy is built with six pillars from the ground up, offering SMBs everything the enterprise is getting, including DNS filtering, single sign-on, password management, endpoint detection and response, threat detection and automated remediation, ongoing cybersecurity training, and compliance mapping.

Light and easy to use, Judy takes only 30 seconds to install. Once activated, Judy starts working behind the scenes, scanning the environment while guiding users as they visit websites and securely storing passwords.

"We built automation into Judy, making her the protective eyes across everything that the user or the company does," says Mautone.

Through the Lens of the SMBs

In the first year of conceptualizing Judy, AaDya Security carefully observed the vulnerabilities that SMBs face. For a majority of these companies, the existing point products were too heavy, or they lacked the resources to hire a dedicated security team.
Some SMBs end up investing in a big rollout without success due to the lack of a SOC team to watch it consistently. This observation phase helped AaDya Security realize the SMBs' requirement for a simple solution.

As an all-in-one security platform, Judy provides users with the highest level of security with enterprise-grade capabilities. First and foremost, the password-less approach of Judy frees SMBs from having to maintain passwords. Judy securely stores the passwords and, with its machine learning capabilities, understands the user's log-in behavior on applications and websites. All these capabilities are also available on the platform's mobile app for users to access their passwords wherever they go.

"Judy does everything that the enterprise point products in cybersecurity do, but through the lens of small and medium sized businesses"

The password manager comes with multifactor authentication, and single sign-on capabilities rolled into one, offering biometric login or a four-digit code that authenticates with Judy's mobile app. It adds an additional layer of protection for cloud applications and data as more companies now share data with different cloud applications. This capability is a novel feature for SMBs, as the existing equivalents are too expensive or require heavy technical expertise to integrate into the cloud or the platforms they use.

The two-factor authentication also provides much-needed security to SMBs as the world settles into remote and hybrid work, exposing employees to a variety of vulnerabilities, including phishing. Judy's DNS filtering scans all incoming emails, filtering out suspicious links and senders.



The platform's endpoint detection and response capabilities allow it to scan for antivirus, ransomware, mitre attack, and spyware and remediate at the endpoint. Judy's machine learning technology continuously looks for vulnerabilities or data leaks on a system, then blocks and automatically remediates at the endpoint to ensure that the system doesn't allow it to spread into the network.

Judy Handles it All

Other than safeguarding their vulnerabilities, SMBs need to follow the same security and compliance standards as the customers they support. They are required to be compliant with Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), SOC 1, SOC 2, HIPAA, and PCI frameworks that are popular across the enterprise space. Judy's automated dashboard handles the multiple compliance frameworks for SMBs, so they don't have to worry about emailing Excel Sheets or losing information when someone leaves the company.
With Judy automating their compliance framework, SMBs are able to meet the compliance demands of corporate entities that they work with, including enterprise universities, hospitals, and government agencies, while protecting their brand and revenue stream. This also proves beneficial during mergers as security is a major point of consideration across technology companies and product lines during mergers.

During numerous compliance and cybersecurity insurance audits with Judy, auditors have greatly praised the platform's automation and its ability to produce better results for SMBs than some of their bigger enterprise customers.

Easy, Affordable, and Time-Efficient

Judy also provides cybersecurity training for customers that is available on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis. It encourages cyber awareness, which is a necessity for businesses that seek cybersecurity insurance today.

For customers that need assistance with more complicated or robust networks with firewalls and servers, AaDya Security offers a much-needed SOC component with Judy's Blue Team. It is a cross-functional team for customers with a considerably robust network with firewalls and servers. Whether an organization uses Cisco, FireEye, Palo Alto, Fortinet, or any other software, the SOC Team connects them into its automated remediation view and monitors all additional product lines in addition to Judy's log. The Blue Team's 24/7 monitoring is available for customers and resellers.


We built automation into Judy, making her the protective eyes across everything that the user or the company does


AaDya Security sells Judy predominantly through its MSP and MSSP partners. In a fast-paced world where partners want to self-provision instead of waiting for days, Judy allows partners to self-provision immediately. The benefits are twofold, creating a return on investment for the partner and their customers.

AaDya Security currently focuses on promoting Judy in English-speaking countries. The company plans to eventually start introducing a local language component to its platform to extend its reach across countries that speak Spanish, French, Italian, and German.

AaDya Security ensures that with Judy, SMBs no longer have to deal with a cyber-skill shortage. In this era of increasing cyber vulnerability, the under-resourced SMB can rely on the all-in-one Judy to fend off the most formidable cybercriminals.

Company
AaDya Security

Headquarters
Detroit, MI

Management
Raffaele Mautone, CEO

Description
AaDya Security combines the expertise of a complete cybersecurity team with the latest AI and machine learning technology within its all-in-one AI-powered security platform Judy. With its AI and machine learning capabilities, the platform continuously learns and defends SMBs against ever-evolving cyber threats

AaDya Security